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E3 2014: Assassin’s Creed: Unity Gameplay

During Ubisoft’s stellar E3 press conference, it was announced that Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released on October 28, 2014.

 

The gameplay, if nothing else, seems to improve upon the NPC count and character animations.  The protagonist, atop of a gargoyle and scaling down the side of a building, seemingly moves at a faster rate than that of previous titles released last gen (including AC4: Black Flag).

 

Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.

 

 

 

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Titanfall 2

Respawn Entertainment and EA have inked a new deal; which will see both developer and publisher produce a sequel to this year’s Titanfall. Given that Titanfall has sold well, reportedly selling 925,000 units at retail from launch until the end of March, it is no surprise that a sequel was in the works.

A source close to the project told The Wall Street Journal that Titanfall 2 would launch on both Xbox One and PS4. However, according to the source, the unannounced game is still “in the planning stages.”  When approached by The Wall Street Journal, EA declined to comment on the matter.

This is significant news considering that the original game was released exclusively for the PC and Xbox platforms (Xbox 360 and Xbox One).

So far there hasn’t been any information on when the game will be released or whether it will be a timed exclusive in favor for Microsoft’s consoles.

Since EA has a press conference at 12 pm PDT, further information may be revealed.

Make sure to check back with Proven Gamer for other E3 related news.

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The Witcher goes to Washington

The President, a self-professed gaming novice, probably doesn’t have a lot of time to spend behind a keyboard and mouse defeating the likes of bandits, witches and demons, yet during a trip to Poland, President Obama met up with the Prime Minister to discuss something rather important: The Witcher.

“The last time I was here, Donald [Tusk, Poland’s Prime Minister] gave me a gift, the video game developed here in Poland that’s won fans the world over, The Witcher,” Obama said. “I confess, I’m not very good at video games, but I’ve been told that it is a great example of Poland’s place in the new global economy. And it’s a tribute to the talents and work ethic of the Polish people as well as the wise stewardship of Polish leaders like Prime Minister Tusk.”

The Witcher originally came out in 2007 to awesome reviews and fanfare. The sequel, Assassin’s of Kings was released in 2011 and was loved by fans for its highly addicting combat system. At the rate that the President enjoys his video games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is scheduled for a February 2015 release window, will be upon us and President Obama will have quite the backlog.

Stay tuned for more Witcher news as E3 lurks around the corner.

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Mortal Kombat X Revealed

Get ready to break some bones in Mortal Kombat X. WB and NetherRealm have just announced their newest instalment in the Mortal Kombat series. MKX is slated for a 2015 release and is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The Studio has said that this new game will   “launches players into a persistent online contest where every fight matters in a global battle for supremacy.  For the first time, Mortal Kombat X gives players the ability to choose from multiple variations of each character impacting both strategy and fighting style. Players step into an original story showcasing some of the game’s most prolific characters including Scorpion and Sub-Zero, while introducing new challengers that represent the forces of good and evil and tie the tale together.”

This will be the first Mortal Kombat game since the very successful MK 9 which launched in 2011. There is an announcement trailer that shows off Sub-zero and Scorpion in an epic battle which revealed a few key features. First we see that X-Ray attacks are back, we see that personal weapons have also made a return and lastly it looks like you will be able to interact with the environment. So there you go, we got a new MK game coming for the next generation and I personally can not wait!

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Master Chief Collection Rumored

A report from Engadget states that there is a new collection coming to the Xbox One system. This collection is called Halo: The Master Chief Collection and will include Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4. This is supposedly due out sometime this year and no price tag has been set.

If its true this is a great collection to refresh anyone on Master Chief’s story before Halo 5: Guardians comes out. Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach will not be included, and rightly so as they are not a main part of Master Chief himself.

Microsoft has yet to confirm any of this nor do we know who is actually in development of this collection. We are also not sure if this is going to be just a simple port or an actual remake of the series. I would put my money on just a port. Stay tuned to Provengamer.com for more details on the Halo: Master Chief Collection.

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Kinect-less Xbox One

 Microsoft has announced that they will be selling their Xbox One system without the Kinect sensor for $399 starting in June. Microsoft also stated that they will be selling the sensor separately in the fall, but have not given a price tag on how much it will cost. This now puts the Xbox One at the same price as the PS4.

Xbox’s Chief marketing officer Yusuf Mehdi has defended the fact that at first they bundled it in with the system stating “ I think it was the right call to bundle with the Kinect” and “In the beginning of a new console generation, you’re trying to set the bar for a new experience, and I think we did that with Xbox One. The proof is really in the usage. 80 percent of people are using Kinect which is remarkable compared to the last generation. We’re doing 120 voice commands on average a month with over a billion commands issued. People who wanted the experience came and bought it. We were sold out all through the holidays. I think it was the right call, and now is a good time to offer more choices for people who haven’t been able to get that experience.”

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Developers also seem pleased that the Xbox One is now being sold without the Kinect. 10% of the systems power was going towards Kinect commands, but now without the Kinect being a priority game, Developers can get more strength out of the system itself resulting in better performance for games.

Microsoft trails behind Sony in terms of systems sold. Will this be enough to help them catch up? With this extra power from the system, let’s hope that we start to see more games running at 1080p and 60fps.

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GTAV On New-Gen?

According to Eurogamer.pt, Portuguese retailer Worten is confirming that they will sell the PS4 version of GTA V.

Worten confirmed to us that have indications that place, in fact, on sale PlayStation 4 Grand Theft Auto V version, this in response to the opening of bookings for this version .

Once contacted, the response Worten was as follows:
“On the issue that got us, we would inform you that we have the information that Worten stores will sell the game in question.”We remind all readers that Rockstar Games has not confirmed versions for the new consoles (Xbox and PlayStation 4 One) and PC, but over these months, ie since the September release for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 various rumors that have arisen and directions in this regard.Right now the PlayStation 4 Grand Theft Auto V version remains in reserve in Worten site .Worten page does not mention a release date, but the store SuperGamer Czech, who also is taking reservations for the PlayStation 4 release, along with the Xbox and PC versions One notes that the release date is June 13 this year .Another retailer, SuperGamer Czech, is also accepting reservations for XB1 and PC.
Retailer Worten, right now, only appears to accept reservations for PS4. That said, I think it is a highly unlikely that a new-gen edition of GTA V is exclusive to PS4.

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Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes Pre-Order DLC

Konami has announced an exclusive pre-order DLC for its soon to be released Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox One and Xbox 360, and released assets showing several key gameplay additions in action.

Releasing on March 18th, Konami has announced that anyone who pre-orders Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros will receive exclusive content, including Mother Base Staff for use with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s Mother Base. The Mother Base is introduced during the events of Ground Zeroes but plays a central role in the forthcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

The pre-order DLC codes will be provided by printed insert within physical copies of Ground Zeroes. Digital versions will access the pre-order DLC automatically upon loading The Phantom Pain. Once the DLC content is unlocked, users will have access to exclusive Mother Base items that will give Ground Zeroes users a key advantage when they embark on The Phantom Pain.

Konami has also detailed key links between Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain. Both released under  Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes sets up characters and content that will be further explored within The Phantom Pain.

Although details on The Phantom Pain’s scenario are not revealed, any characters or POWs rescued within Ground Zeroes will be available within The Phantom Pain. Players will be able to use their save game from Ground Zeroes to establish a Mother Base in The Phantom Pain, actions made when rescuing hostages, POWs, and specific characters will all have important repercussions later on. More details to come!

Kojima Productions has also confirmed that all four versions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will benefit from an accompanying iDROID App. Accessed by iOS, Android, and Smart Glass systems, the iDROID service acts as a second game screen and syncs with the main action. It can be used to show a map of the world and summon air support, while any cassettes found in the game can also be played via the App, and it will also show your global ranking in terms of mission success.

The iDROID provides the ability to build Mother Base. The Mother Base is an integral part of the iDROID App and works as a stand-alone game. Using iDROID, players can sync with Ground Zeroes, and work on their Mother Base while on the road or listen to music and intel contained on cassette tapes found in the main game.

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Xbox One Release Date Revealed

Today, September 4th, 2013, Microsoft announced the release date for the Xbox One to be November 22nd for both the US and European markets. This means that Xbox One will be released one week after PlayStation 4 in the US and one week before in Europe. The Wii U, Nintendo’s contribution to this generation of consoles, will have been out for a year by then.

With the Xbox One being the last to come out in the US market and the most expensive system (starting at $500), it would seem that it does not bode well for Microsoft, but Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer, Yusuf Mehdi, claimed that they had, “sold out of our pre-order supply in the U.S. faster than at any other time in our history.” It looks like it will be a hard fought battle between PS4 and Xbox One for who will win the next gen and with the Wii U doing lackluster in sales, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top!

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Civil War of 2013

A civil war has been festering for years now and at the end of 2013 it will come to a head. This war has put family members at odds. It has even ended friendships. Some may ask: what is this war you speak of? I’m speaking of the war of gamers (ps4 vs. xboxone).

With the Xbox, you’ll pay a subscription fee of $59.99 which includes online gaming, Netflix, Hulu plus, as well as other apps. PlayStation network is free and does not require you to pay to play online or access Netflix, Hulu plus, or any other apps. With the ps3 Sony gives you an option of getting the free service or paying for the premium service “PlayStation Plus”. With PlayStation Plus you pay a fee for extra content at a cheaper price or “free”. Within the first month of Plus the free games you get actually pay for your whole year of plus which is winning. Microsoft has adopted the free games concept within the last month; which in my opinion is too little too late. I’ve been a gold member for 8 years and have not received one free game from Microsoft.
The bottom line is: to each its own. Choose your console based on what’s best suited for you and not because of the name. Me, I want a console that’s built for gaming. That’s what I do. Not a console that forces an all in one and neglects the hardcore gamers. If I pay you excessive money to play my games on your console and you choose to reward me with free games then you know where my money is going. I’m not here to persuade you to choose Sony but hey, it is what it is. They are taking care of the gamers first.
When November comes and all the dust has settled both consoles will do the same thing…….. PLAY GAMES
Only to be separated by exclusives.
So cut all the bickering and bitching between systems and get ya game on.